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Week of Mon, Feb 8th, 2010

NABP applauds Google requirements for online Rx advertisers

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has commended Web search and services giant Google for requiring online pharmacy advertisers to show Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) accreditation.

Tauzin to resign as PhRMA CEO

Billy Tauzin, president and chief executive officer of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA), plans to step down from the post this summer.

RollStream program helps Rx chains comply with CPSIA

RollStream Inc. is offering a program to help pharmacy chains and other retailers join its Certificate Exchange Network (CEN), developed with assistance from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores to facilitate compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

CVS to open its first Puerto Rico stores

CVS Caremark Corp. is entering the Puerto Rico market, with its first stores set to open on the island next week.

Walgreens 'shares kisses' on Times Square billboard

In a Valentine's Day promotion, Walgreen Co. is inviting people to "share a kiss" in photos posted on the giant electronic billboard at its marquee Times Square store in New York City.

NACDS welcomes bills on Medicaid aid, DME accreditation

Legislation that would extend increased federal assistance to state Medicaid programs and remedy the accreditation requirement for pharmacies selling durable medical equipment (DME) drew praise this week from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

CVS plans free health screenings for underserved areas

CVS Caremark Corp. plans hundreds of free health screenings in communities nationwide this year through its A Su Salud (To Your Health) health fairs.

Drugstore.com sales jump 25% in 4Q

Citing strong sales of over-the-counter products and on its Beauty.com site, drugstore.com saw revenue surge 25% for its fiscal 2009 fourth quarter.  

Call for unity at NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Andy Giancamilli, chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, called for continued industry unity amid economic recovery and health care reform in opening remarks at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference here.

Rite Aid expands Rx Suncare line

Rite Aid Corp. is expanding its Rx Suncare product line, introduced last year, with two new items.

Kerr Drug sponsors 'The People's Pharmacy' radio show

Kerr Drug has entered an agreement to underwrite "The People's Pharmacy," a popular public radio program.

CVS Caremark points to Rx business for strong 4Q

Robust pharmacy business drove strong revenue and profit gains in the fiscal 2009 fourth quarter for CVS Caremark Corp.